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Auditor General comes down hard on Modise’s Department of Defence

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Two weeks after her Department of Defence (DoD) was hauled over the coals by its internal audit committee, Minister Thandi Modise’s portfolio was given...

Department of Defence faces critical audit findings; urgent reform needed

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The Department of Defence (DoD) received stark warnings from its audit committee chair during a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military...

2015 Defence Review action plan envisaged by October

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Nine years since the most recent SA Defence Review saw the light of day, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise wants, as “a...

Armscor commercial activities growing

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In the light of continued decreasing defence spending by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government, Armscor will intensify its commercialisation strategy by building on a top...

Delivery of first operational A-Darters scheduled for December

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Slow progress is being recorded with the long-delayed A-Darter air-to-air missile being manufactured by Denel Dynamics for the SA Air Force (SAAF), with delivery...

Austerity impacts SANDF time in the air and at sea

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Two areas where austerity measures brought on by a reduced defence budget show in the performance of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are...

Non-availability of aircraft delays SA SAMIDRC deployment

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South Africa’s commitment to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) did not have an auspicious...

Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study...

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) and Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) recently conducted a study tour to Germany, and...

PCDMV calls for urgency on new SANDF strategic direction

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The budgetary review and recommendations report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) has nine recommendations for improving the well-being...

Lohatlha fire could have legal repercussions

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Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) raised the possibility of a legal claim against the owners of the land where the...

Revised military veterans’ pension regulations published

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A last minute rush saw a Government Gazette published yesterday (Friday 6 October) with details of revised pension regulations for military veterans. The Department of...

Military veteran pensions on administrative hold

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Military veterans now have to wait for ministerial approval before the “payment process” for pensions can be started, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and...

Military prosecutors “gathering evidence” in further Umzimvubu call-up investigation

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Providing an update on the yet to be finally resolved Umzimvubu Regiment July 2021 call-up, SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha, told parliamentarians...

Funding shortage puts the brakes on new army work dress

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As with much else in the overall SA National Defence Force (SANDF), its largest combat component suffers a funding shortage and this is affecting...

Consequence management not a DoD priority, PCDMV claims after Hawks investigations

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) believes investigations into financial malfeasance to the tune of R170 million in the Department of...

Parliamentary committee hears veterans’ department not meeting targets

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“Challenges” along with “low performance” and “major misalignment” made regular appearances in a Parliamentary Communication Services statement regarding a Department of Military Veterans (DMV)...

Portfolio committee maintains Treasury out of touch on defence

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Making the South African military comply with Cabinet authorised budget and spending cuts is not in the best interests of the country’s defence capabilities,...

SANDF faces paralysis if recruitment not addressed – JSCD

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That South Africa needs a defence force is not in question. However, what is worrying to Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is...

Umzimvubu Regiment volunteers will be paid for service, PCMDV hears

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The chaos of a mid-2021 Reserve Force regiment Operation Prosper call-up, including a second board of inquiry (BOI), resulted in 13 recommendations, including “corrective...

Defence shortcomings under the oversight committee microscope

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The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) – one of two Parliamentary defence oversight committees has set itself tough targets for the...

Army personnel commended for commitment

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This week’s oversight visit to military bases and facilities in an around Bloemfontein brought to the forefront the commitment of young men and women...

PCDMV warns Bloemspruit “challenges” could affect peacekeeping

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Air Force Base (AFB) Bloemspruit could well be a microcosm of the SA Air Force (SAAF) based on what Parliamentarians saw and were told...

Free State military installations on final oversight committee visit for the...

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The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) is in Free State on what can only be its final oversight visit of the...

DMV not in a good place – oversight committee

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One of Parliament’s two committees charged with oversight of defence and military veterans is “extremely concerned” by “slow progress” in updating the national military...

Parliamentary oversight visit to DLS not encouraging for Hoefyster

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Probably the most poignant comments to date on what is increasingly looking like a dead duck – Project Hoefyster – include “a sad sight”,...

Finance Ministry must assist if SANDF is to retain sharp end...

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Given the miserliness with which the national defence force is treated by the Ministry of Finance’s National Treasury (NT) it’s not surprising the latest...

DMV taken to task by Parliamentary committee

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“Under-performance” and “serious concern” are among words used by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) in the wake of an annual...

Opinion: Finding what’s “real” in defence portfolio committee presentations

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Pretoria-based James Kerr heads up Orion Consulting and provides, among others, management, marketing, pricing and strategic planning services to industry sectors including the South...

Armscor aims to be prime contractor for SA defence industry

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Part of its efforts to raise much-needed capital sees Armscor planning to become a prime contractor and facilitator for the South African defence industry...

Life being breathed back into Hoefyster – with conditions

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As Denel readies itself to become a properly functioning entity, the State-owned defence and technology conglomerate appears to have an ally in the form...

Denel presentation to Parliamentary committee “untruthful”

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Ailing State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel was told “there’s no need to sugar coat or hide anything” by the acting chair of a...

Special Forces School under civilian “threat”

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A training facility north of Pretoria where pre-selection, selection and ongoing training for and of South Africa’s elite Special Forces operators takes place is...

Lack of funding could see SANDF lose ability to execute constitutional...

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard a litany of woes – all pertaining to the parsimonious manner the Department of...

The Cuban Connection

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Now in its 10th year, the bilateral agreement on defence co-operation between Cuba and South Africa has increasingly come under the spotlight following the...

R2 billion plus of DoD fraud, corruption and irregular expenditure under...

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Ample proof the South African military is not exempt from the fraud and corruption permeating many government departments and entities comes from SA National...

Hopes high for veterans to benefit speedily under new DMV D-G

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In what could only be a reference to the first permanent director-general at the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) following a pair of “actings”,...

DMV facing hefty contract cancellation lawsuits

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There are currently contract cancellation lawsuits totalling R189 159 000 against the Department of Military Veterans (DMV). This is according to a presentation by DMV...

Lack of and poor SANDF prime mission equipment maintenance will see...

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In pursuit of solutions to the multiple problems facing the national defence force and the sorry state of much of its prime mission equipment...

DMV underspend slammed by Portfolio Committee

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The perennially under-performing Department of Military Veterans (DMV) was lambasted by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) for spending less than...

Heberon ministerial task team report seemingly MIA

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The saga around the importation and use of a Cuban immune booster/modulator to protect soldiers and other military personnel, mainly medical, from the “viral...

Parliamentary committee hears of billions spent irregularly by DoD

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard two of six irregular expenditure cases at the Department of Defence (DoD) involve over...

Military veterans’ healthcare another challenge for Mabuza’s task team

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That the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) doesn’t enjoy a high success ranking is evidenced by the appointment of a Presidential task team (PTT)...

Armscor looking to foreign countries and government agencies for income

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State-owned defence and security acquisition agency Armscor faces a dwindling income stream due to decreasing defence funding and has identified 15 potential new clients...

Over R1 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful DoD expenditure under...

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is investigating seven cases of unauthorised, fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure amounting to around R1.5 billion, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee...

Military veterans’ affairs remain under the microscope

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The increasing level of attention given to military veterans and, in many instances, their plight, is evident in actions of both The Presidency and...

SG admits “wrongs committed” with Cuban COVID-19 drug import

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard “wrongs were committed” during the acquisition of a Cuban drug said to assist in...

Military to explain Heberon acquisition – again

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Senior military officers, including Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General, will be called to Parliament for a second...

Portfolio Committee hears about Military Medical Service “challenges”

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The fourth service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was in the Parliamentary spotlight this week and will be again in the not-too-distant...

Armscor facing major funding shortfall

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Armscor is faced with a major reduction in funding due to South Africa’s reduced defence budget, and this is affecting its ongoing projects, the...

Parliamentarians go hands-on with peacekeepers in DRC

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Two parliamentary committees last month went on an oversight visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – the first time parliamentarians have...